Politico: Democrats have to negotiate Michael Jackson minefield


At about 3 p.m. Tuesday, civil rights hero John Lewis (D-Ga.) rose in a nearly empty House chamber to express his support for a resolution recognizing the slaves who toiled and died while building the Capitol.

At almost the same moment, Rep.Sheila Jackson-Lee(D-Texas) took the stage at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles, where she vowed to bestow a similar honor on the King of Pop.

Jackson-Lee’s 1,500-word resolution honoringMichael Jacksonas a “global humanitarian” may be symbolic and heartfelt, but it’s causing some nonsymbolic heartburn for the Democratic House leadershi

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